August 24, 2015
(If we live with an open and grateful attitude, every day will bring a gift. This is one of 365 gifts during the year I turned 70.)
A ripple cannot remain still. It must reach outward. One tiny wave affects another that affects another, and so on. Sometimes we cannot see where it ends. Its origin can be a breeze or a pebble. A ripple is a powerful phenomenon because it reaches far and wide, moves a floating twig and changes the way we see trees. If I see a leaf floating in a pond and want to touch it without actually swimming out to it, I can take a photo and touch it with my eyes or I can toss a stone into the pond and touch it with my action.
Likewise, undulating moments in life create an energy that emanates with a word, smile, hug, touch—all those things cannot remain still because once we have spoken, someone hears and processes our words. Once we have smiled, it changes the landscape someone else sees. Once we have hugged or touched, the feeling transcends and touches other feelings. What we send out and what we receive has the power to change a narrative.
Tonight’s after dinner conversation with Kate, Regina, Tara and David permeated our space with ripples of the best kind, the kind that flows both outward and inward, creating a new personal cadence.
Pass on the ripple.” ~ Tara Baldwin
My gift today is a ripple.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> Day 259: Spirit of Flight
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